Introducing McGannon Visiting Research Fellows for Fall 2015

It is my pleasure to introduce our fantastic Visiting Research Fellows for 2015-2016.

Larisa Kingston Mann (PhD, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley Law School, M.Sc London School of Economics).
LMannCombining scholarship, teaching, journalism, mentoring, and activism with professional & community-based artistic practices, Dr. Mann enriches practical and professional experience with critical analysis and ethnographic research methods — and vice versa. Her scholarship and teaching interests include: analyzing how changing global media infrastructures affect creative communities, and examining the relationship between law, sovereignty, and creativity. Mann’s work addresses how marginalized and exploited communities use cultural practices to survive and flourish, and how legal, social, and business institutions interact with the goals and needs of marginalized people. On these and other topics she has addressed business, scholarly, creative, activist, and policy audiences, as well as been an advisor in legal cases. Her recent work includes “What can feminism learn from new media?” in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies; “White faces in intimate spaces: Jamaican dancehall in global circulation” in Communication Culture and Critique, and “Decolonizing Networked Technology: Lessons from the Dancehall” in Transnational Culture In The Internet Age. She is currently working on projects that address how marginalized communities define their needs in the context of digital privacy and security, and on the survival of terrestrial pirate radio and ethnic radio.


David F. Donnelly (Ph.D., MA., UnQuinnipiac University Head Shotsiversity of Massachusetts, Amherst.)

Dr. Donnelly’s research focuses on the impact of technological innovation.  His work on the future of media and the future of education and technology appears in numerous journals and popular press publications.  He has contributed to seven books on the media and has produced and directed numerous video programs, including Visual Velocity, which aired on PBS stations across the Southwest.

He has a broad background in media education.  He served as the former Dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, and Associate Professor of Communications at the University of Houston.


Both Dr. Mann and Dr. Donnelly will be giving public talks at Fordham this year which we will announce on this blog. We welcome both visiting fellows to the McGannon and Fordham communities and look forward to their contributions.


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